Ukrainian war, Russia conditions for Mariupol truce

To abandon their weapons to leave the besieged city, the Ukrainian military will have to respond to the ultimatum

Ukraine-Russia war, negotiations between Kiev and Moscow will resume tomorrow via video link. The positions of the two sides “coincide on important and critical points” declared the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu, while we await the news that will arrive on the side of the talks. In the meantime, however, according to the latest news, the Ukrainian capital has again been targeted by Russian forces. In Kiev, where air alarms have been triggered again, explosions have been heard on the outskirts of the city.

For Mariupol, the Russian authorities have formulated a condition: abandon their weapons to leave the besieged city in southern Ukraine, for which a temporary ceasefire has been proposed. As explained by Colonel Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, by 5 am tomorrow morning, Moscow time, the Ukrainian military will have to respond formally and in writing to the ultimatum. If they accept, they will be able to leave Mariupol through a corridor from 10 to 12 Moscow time.

According to reports from TASS, there are still 130,000 civilians in Mariupol. To accusations of deportation of civilians to Russia, Mizintsev replied that it is the Ukrainians who use the inhabitants of Mariupol as human shields.

in the meantime the Russian armed forces are advancing from Crimea towards Mykolaiv with the aim of encircling the city and then being able to continue towards Odessa. This is what we read in the latest British intelligence bulletin which explains that “in the last week these forces have made little progress”.

“Russian naval forces continue to blockade the Ukrainian coast and fire missiles at targets in Ukraine,” the report added. “The siege of the Ukrainian coast risks exacerbating the humanitarian situation by preventing essential goods from reaching the Ukrainian population”.

HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS – 7,295 people are evacuated today through four of the seven humanitarian corridors established by the cities besieged by the Russians in Ukraine. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said this, explaining in a video message that 3,900 were evacuated from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhia on buses and private cars.

” Due to the violation of the ceasefire, the evacuation from Borodyanka to Bila Tserkva failed for the second day. And it was not possible to deliver humanitarian aid to the village of Mala Rohan. Contact was lost with six people who were supposed to bring aid to the city of Vovchansk, ” Vereshchuk said.

ZELENSKY – The day was marked by numerous speeches by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky. The siege of Mariupol will go down in history as an example of a war crime, he said in a video message posted on Facebook overnight, “an act of terror that will be remembered for centuries to come.”

Then, in an interview with CNN, it was said ” ready to negotiate ” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, adding that “without negotiations we cannot end this war”. ” I think we have to use every format, every possibility to negotiate, to talk to Putin. But if these attempts fail, it means this is World War III, ” Zelensky said.

He subsequently intervened in liaison with the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. ” The threat we face is the same, for us and for you. The destruction of a people and even a name, Ukraine. I want you to think about this, ” Zelensky said. A giant screen was set up in Habima Square in Tel Aviv to follow his speech live.

The Russians speak of a ” final solution ” in relation to the Ukrainian people, ” the same words used 80 years ago in relation to the Jewish people ”, the president said. ” The Russians used terms that the Nazis used when they wanted to subjugate your people, when they wanted to destroy you as they want to destroy us. For the Jewish question they are talking about a final solution and even today the Russians are talking about a final solution for the Ukrainian question ”, said Zelensky. These words, he added, “were spoken during meetings in Moscow and also in official events, the Russian media reported”.

” On February 24, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began. That day has become historic for us, a tragedy for the Ukrainians, a tragedy for the Jews, a tragedy for the whole world, ” said the Ukrainian president, underlining that the same day as the start of the war against Ukraine ‘ ‘The Nazi party was founded in Germany, which took the lives of millions of people, destroyed many countries, tried to kill various peoples”.

” 102 years later, on the same day on February 24, there was an order to invade Ukraine on a large scale from the Russian side, ” Zelensky added, explaining that this invasion ” has already led to the flight of millions of people, millions of people were left homeless. ”

A comparison, that with the Holocaust, which has been defined “outrageous” by the Israeli Minister of Communications Yoaz Hendel, who wrote on Twitter that “he admires the Ukrainian president and supports the Ukrainian people with his heart and actions, but the terrible history of the Holocaust cannot be rewritten. ” According to Hendel “the war is terrible, but the confrontation with the horrors of the Holocaust and the final solution is outrageous”.

“LIBYAN MERCENARIES” – Meanwhile, Ukrainian armed forces cited by the Kiev Independent report that Russia has reached an agreement with General Khalifa Haftar to involve Libyan mercenaries in the conflict in Ukraine. According to the Kiev military, Moscow reached an agreement with the commander of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army during a visit to Moscow.